Directed by John Lasseter
  • Tom Hanks
  • John Morris
  • Tim Allen
Screenplay by
  • Joss Whedon
  • Andrew Stanton
  • Joel Cohen
  • Alec Sokolow
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy


UK Release Date 22nd March 1996


A cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), owned by a little boy called Andy (John Morris), starts to feel threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure (Tim Allen) replaces him as top toy in Andy’s room.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The plot is very fun and original. The characters in the story were fun to watch on-screen and some of the lines they said to each other were quite funny. Who doesn’t want to believe that the toys they had when they were a kid came to life?

Toy Story 1

Is The Acting Good?

I thought the voice acting in Toy Story was really good, especially Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. They had good timing and seemed to play off each other. This gave a more natural, believable performance.

Is The Directing Good?

John Lasseter has directed some brilliant animation movies, Toy Story being one of the very first. He directed it really well and told the story in such a way that made it enjoyable for children and adults alike.

Toy Story 2

Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography is, I would say, probably the weakest aspect of the movie, but that doesn’t really mean much because animation movies do not rely on the cinematography at all really.

Is It Worth Watching?

I’m sure your kids will love Toy Story and relish in the idea that their toys might be able to come to life. The characters are so likeable and enjoyable to watch as well which is something animations have to get right for it to be successful in my opinion.


One minute you’re defending the whole galaxy, and, suddenly, you find yourself sucking down darjeeling with Marie Antoinette… and her little sister.

– Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear